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GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

SCL Health Medical Group – Montana Orthopedics is among Montana’s foremost orthopedic surgeons. Our team of specialist include Dr. Nicholas Blavatsky, Dr. Nick DiGiovine, Dr. Michael Gallagher and Dr. Anthony Russo.

At your first visit, your doctor will want to know the extent of your pain and how it impacts your life. To establish an accurate diagnosis, he may order X-rays. Once the doctor has diagnosed your problem, he will discuss the nature of your injury or condition, explain your treatment options, and what you can expect once treatment is complete.

Some of the most common orthopedic conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis

  • Fractures

  • Nerve pain

  • Repetitive stress / overuse injuries

  • Sprains and strains

  • Work-related injuries

FRACTURE CARE

Our team of specialists treats all fractures for all locations including clavicle/collar bone, ankle, foot, leg, arm, hand, finger, hip, back, shoulder and many more.

Some of the common fractures we see include:

  • Hip fractures

  • Femur (thigh bone) fractures

  • Tibia and fibula (lower leg bones) fractures

  • Humerus (arm) fractures

  • Wrist fractures

  • Foot and ankle fractures

  • Clavicle (collarbone) fracture

Every bone in the human body is susceptible to a fracture.  Strong and resilient, our bones can withstand most significant forces without injury.  However, if the pressure applied to a bone is too strong or the bone is weak in health, a crack in the bone may occur.  Simple or closed fractures include cases where a broken bone breaks but does not damage the tissue or skin surrounding the break.  Higher injuries have a higher risk of complication and are considered complex fractures, which require specialized treatment.

Fractures are classified based on how the bone is broken or cracked:

  • Complete Fracture: Bone is broken into separate pieces (clean break)

  • Partial Fracture: Bone is cracked (not completely broken)

  • Open Fracture: Bone is broken and penetrating the skin

  • Compound Fracture: More than one bone is broken

Symptoms of a broken bone or fracture include:

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Discolored skin surrounding the affected area

  • Angulation or the area may be bent at an obscure angle

  • Inability to apply weight

  • Inability to move the affected bone or body part

  • Pelvic Fractures

  • High impact motor vehicle accidents.

Orthopedic Walk-in Clinic in Butte, MT

If you suspect you’ve broken a bone, give us a call right away or visit our orthopedic walk in clinic for a timely assessment. Fractures need immediate treatment to heal successfully. For your convenience, we have advanced digital X-ray equipment in our office to help diagnose the exact location and type of fracture..